BYU football: Tight ends play a big role in win over Boise State

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  • PACute_ Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2013 9:21 a.m.


    The truth is, IF Utah somehow manages to qualify for a bowl, the Utes will gladly accept an invitation to any bowl that will take them.

  • nhatch82 Eagle Mountain, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    Its amazing how the offense becomes unstoppable when we use more than 2 players on offense

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 26, 2013 6:28 p.m.

    I love watching Friel bowl over defenders to get extra yards after the catch, and love seeing the TEs become a more integral part of the offense.

    I think what we saw in the BSU game is what we'll see from here on it, with multiple receivers catching passes - WR's, TE's, slot and RB's out of the backfield.

    The success we are having on the O side of the ball will lure more top talent to Provo.

    I'm hoping we can get big wins against ND and Wisconsin to finish the season, and with the success of the PAC this year, we will meet our best bowl opponent since independence. I'd love another shot at Utah, but I think it will be a higher rated team like USC or Oregon St.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 26, 2013 4:30 p.m.

    It's great to see the tight ends step up, but I think this was mostly a result of improved play calling (thank you Anae). Nine different receivers? This is definitely a step in the right direction.

    In addition to the TEs I'm wondering about the O-Line play. I'm not very astute when it comes to play calling and schemes... did the O-Line play better this game? It seemed that way, but I really don't know what to look for (I never played organized football).

    Also, I'm curious how a comment about Utah (who isn't mentioned in the article) and their bowl season and other games they have played over the last four years isn't considered (take your pick) Spam, disruptive, or off-topic? Wasn't this an article about tight ends, BYU, and Boise State?

    On a related note, I'd love to see some policy that bans posters once they have a certain number of discussion board violations. It can even be an outrageously high number of offenses (like fifty). The world would be a better place with the absence of a few over-the-top trollers.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure the Utes wouldn't bite on an invitation to play BYU in a bowl game. Why give BYU a second chance? That's assuming Utah even qualifies for a bowl, of course.

  • SoUtBoy25 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    It would be nice to try to get another shot at the Utes in San Fran. Unfortunately, the Utes already played their new annual bowl game this year at LES.

    Very exciting to see the tight ends back in play. I think mixing the tight end packages with packages that include Faslev is a great combination.

  • wahului Stockton, CA
    Oct. 26, 2013 1:57 p.m.

    When Friel and Mahina's class arrived at BYU, they were anticipated to be so talented that it would be hard to find enough playing time for all of them. Since then, they have pretty much all been severe disappointments as receivers. They have been unreliable as a group until Friel's emergence last year. I'm glad to see Mahina finally holding onto a few balls, but neither of them have any basis for complaint. I too long for the return of the tight end as a potent weapon for the BYU offense, but if they want to be receivers, they have to catch the ball.

  • Stop The Nonsense El Paso, TX
    Oct. 26, 2013 1:20 p.m.

    Article needs some editing. The author switched back and forth between Mahina and Friel, using them interchangeably. They are, in fact, two separate tight ends, and I'm pretty sure it was only Friel who had the drop and subsequent catch.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Oct. 26, 2013 12:42 p.m.

    My favorite Friel catch from yesterday? The one were Hoffman tipped it, and Friel got under it and caught it. Nice sight and hands.

  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Oct. 26, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    Cody Hoffman, Apo and Matthews played exceptional. The catch that Hoffman took away from the Boise State defensive back was a game changer.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 26, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    If they could catch the ball more consistently they could probably get more passes.

  • SamoanYfan WEST JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 25, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    It's about time. I sure have missed having the tight ends playing a role in BYU's offense. It's good to see them with the ball...hopefully there's more to come. What a great win for BYU!